David T. Bath

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Gender Male
Location Victoria, Australia
Introduction See http://balneus.wordpress.com
Interests Academic Background:(Human health and biology), Professional:(Information management), Amusement:(Classical civilizations)
Favorite Music Bach (Especially BWV 232): "I don't think a greater genius has walked the earth. Of the 3 great composers Mozart tells us what it's like to be human. Beethoven tells us what it's like to be Beethoven. And Bach tells us what it's like to be the Universe."(Douglas Adams);, "When the angels play for God they play Bach: to each other they play Mozart."(Isaiah Berlin);, "I would send the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach. But that would be boasting." (Biologist Lewis Thomas when asked what we should send on Voyager);, "It is as though eternal harmony were conversing with itself: as it may have happened in God's bosom shortly before He created the world."(Goethe);, "Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?" (Michael Torke)
Favorite Books Edward Gibbon:"The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", Marcus Aurelius:"Meditations", Cicero:"De finibus bonorum et malorum" (in the original - for the poetic rhythms), Lucretius:"De Rerum Natura", K'ung-fu-tzu:"Analects", Hsun-tzu:Essays, Unknown:"The Dhammapada"